The houseguests enter the house in three randomly chosen groups of four. Julie advises them to get inside, pick a bed, and stay by it. They have sixty seconds to find a bed before the next group is allowed inside.
Nicole, Hardy, Shannon, and Monica are the first group. They race inside and straight to the bedrooms. Monica scores the waterbed, and Hardy gets the primo queen-sized bed in the other room. The next group manages to get the mediocre beds, and the final group is more or less screwed; Autumn, for example, lands a cot. No one is more screwed than Kent, though, who ends up with the sleeping bag. Once inside, everyone starts screaming and talking at the same time. Its like the first day at summer camp. Theres a lot of hugging and squealing of girl! In an interview, Autumn admits that the first thing she did was check out the dudes, scope out the competition for the girls. Immediately, she leaps on Hardys bed and throws her leg over his and kisses his cheek.
Shannon gets in the shower and looks up at the camera posted above the showerhead. Do they really use that? I mean, are they actually filmed in the shower? Dude, is this VoyeurDorm or something? She wanders back to the bedrooms and pronounces the pad sweet. Everyone else is talking at the same time, and I have no idea what anyone is saying.
Then Nicole bosses everyone into the living room and sits them in a circle and makes everyone share their names and professions and whatnot. Nicole was all, I am lion, hear me roar, Shannon says. Looked more like I am bossy, vote me off to me. Not that getting to know each other is a bad idea; Nicole just comes off as pushy and obnoxious when she suggests it.
She starts. Im Nicole, and Im married, she says, like she expects all the men to fall on their swords in despair at this news. Bunky tells the group that hes married, but he doesnt mention that hes married to a man. In an interview, he whispers conspiratorially that hes walking a line between staying in the closet and not technically lying. Mike is next. He says that his friends call him Mike Boogie, and hes thirty. I so want to hate Mike, but I just cant. He doesnt take himself seriously enough for me to hate him. Hardy tells the group that he lives in Miami. Hes such a bohunk. Autumn confesses, in an interview, that she loves him. We know, Autumn. Shes also finagled a seat right next to him. Autumn tells the group that shes a single mom with a four-year-old. In her one-on-one, Krista tells the camera that Hardy is sent from heaven. We get it. Ladies love cool Hardy. Back in The Circle Of Houseguests, Monica tells the group shes been thirty for the last fifteen years. Everyone laughs. In addition to owning her own candy store, Monica prepares women to go from welfare to work. Dude, I cant make fun of that! Seriously, how cool is it to own your own candy store? ["It would be even cooler if you knew someone who owned her own candy store, and therefore I need to get myself introduced to Monica somehow." -- Sars]